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January 21, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology today will close a public comment period on a white paper about data integrity and methods to recover IT systems from cyber attacks and audit data to ensure integrity.

The NIST Cybersecurity White Paper “Data Integrity: Reducing the Impact of an Attack” was developed by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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December 21, 2015  |  eWeek

Kee noted that the NCCoE's Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities cyber-security guide addresses the exact issue that played out at Calpine. In the Calpine attack, information was allegedly stolen from a contractor that had access to data.

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December 21, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued an interagency report that effectively serves as a practice guide for agencies looking to establish trusted geolocation for cloud computing systems. The IR is an actionable tool based on the first "building block" delivered by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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December 14, 2015  |  Hogan Lovells

The threat of ransomware is one of three example scenarios highlighted in a recent white paper released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), titled Data Integrity: Reducing the Impact of an Attack. The paper launches a joint project led by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), with participation by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and several private sector organizations.

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December 13, 2015  |  Splunk

Bringing together officials from federal agencies, technology companies, commercial organizations and academia, enables us to create unified solutions to address broad cyber challenges of national importance. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), which acts as the country’s lab for cybersecurity, is an example of an organization that is continuously bringing together government and industry thought leaders to discuss and collaborate on applied cybersecurity matters.

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December 09, 2015  |  Newswire Today

Splunk, Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Splunk® Enterprise is featured in a guide to help financial institutions mitigate cybersecurity risk. The guide is published and written by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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November 29, 2015  |  FierceGovernmentIT

As the year nears its close, the data breaches that came to light in the past 12 months remain top of mind. To help combat that cyber threat, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments on a new project that would help organizations prepare for and recover from data attacks.

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November 29, 2015  |  The A Register

The US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) recently released a draft document called "Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities," which was based on the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide. The proposals underscored the need for energy sector companies to do better and also displayed the state they are in through inference. Industry comment on the proposals from Lieberman Software Corporation can be found here.

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November 25, 2015  |  Yuma News Now

Washington, DC - Businesses face a near-constant threat of destructive malware, ransomware and malicious insider activities that can alter or destroy critical data. Even honest mistakes can alter data in ways that cause a significant loss to a company’s reputation, business operations and bottom line. To reduce this risk, organizations need to be able to recover quickly from a data integrity attack and trust the accuracy and precision of the recovered data.

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November 25, 2015  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a white paper that suggests various methods for companies to avoid and recover from a data integrity attack.

NIST said Tuesday its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence produced the draft document with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and several technology vendors in an effort to help businesses protect their data from insider threats and malicious software.